Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Brookline, Beechview police blotter, Dec. 17 to Jan. 1.
Below is a list of crimes reported and arrests made by Pittsburgh police Zone 6 officers, from Dec. 17 to Jan. 1. Blotter information for the first week of January will be posted as soon as it is available. Aggravated Assault Burglary Theft Theft from vehicle Criminal Mischief Arrests This information was supplied by Pittsburgh Police, and is a report for crimes and arrests in Zone 6. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. A map of the Zone 6 area can be found here. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Several more cases of theft from cars have been reported in September—and in most cases, the cars were unlocked.
The number of thefts from cars in the Brookline-Beechview area is growing, with several more cases reported in the first few days of September. Residents on five Brookline streets were victims of theft in the first week of this month, with various items stolen from cars. Many of the vehicles were unlocked. Pittsburgh police previously warned residents to keep cars locked and keep valuable items out of sight to help prevent becoming a victim. The police also began an intense anti-theft campaign this summer. Below is a list of theft reports made to Pittsburgh police this week. Fordham Street Norwich Avenue Bay Ridge Avenue Berkshire Avenue Jillson Avenue Editor's note: According to a report by Pittsburgh police, two men were arrested at 12:…
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Pittsburgh police are looking for the owners of several recovered stolen items.
After Pittsburgh police arrested a man in Brookline for breaking into cars, they recovered a number of items the man had stolen. But many of those items still haven't made their ways back to their rightful owners. On June 29, Pittsburgh police responded to Berkshire Avenue in Brookline after several residents called 911 to report that they saw a man—later identified as 26-year-old Michael Evan Krizan—trying to get inside cars parked on the street and in driveways. The residents confronted Krizan, and surrounded him until police arrived. According to Zone 6 detectives, Krizan told police he had stolen from several cars on Berkshire Avenue that night before he was caught. If you or someone you know was a victim of the Berkshire Avenue …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Neighbors called 911 when they saw a man breaking into cars—then they surrounded him until police got there.
Quick thinking by Brookline residents helped police catch a man who was breaking into cars Friday night on Berkshire Avenue. When Pittsburgh police officers arrived on scene just after 11 p.m., neighborhood residents had surrounded 26-year-old Michael Evan Krizan, no known address. Police had received multiple 911 calls from residents in the 1100 block of Berkshire Avenue, who reported they'd seen a man—identified as Krizan—trying to open car doors on the street and in driveways. One man told police he was walking to his car when he noticed that Krizan already was sitting inside. Officers recovered stolen property from Krizan's person, and from a plastic bag he was carrying. Krizan was arrested and charged with the following: theft from …